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Roger Levien

Chairman of the NRC Committee on Internet Navigation and the DNS
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ROGER LEVIEN is the principal and founder of Strategy & Innovation Consulting, a personal consultancy established to provide strategy and innovation consulting services to the senior managers of public and private organizations. His career has focused on the integrative use of information from social, environmental, and physical science research and technology to analyze and inform the choices faced by public and private institutions. Previously, he was corporate vice president for strategy and innovation at Xerox Corporation; director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria; and department head and deputy vice president with responsibility for system sciences and nonmilitary policy research at The RAND Corporation in Santa Monica and Washington, D.C. He is the author of three books: The Emerging Technology (McGraw-Hill, 1972), R&D Management (Lexington, 1975), and Taking Technology to Market (Crisp, 1997). He has also written chapters in Systems, Experts and Computers (MIT Press, 2000), and Technology 2001 (MIT Press 1991). He was awarded the Ehrenkreuz, First Class, in Science and Arts by the Austrian Government; is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Levien received his Ph.D. (1962) and M.S. (1958) degrees in applied mathematics (computer science), from Harvard University. He also received his B.S. degree in engineering (highest honors) from Swarthmore College in 1956.

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Signposts in Cyberspace: An NRC Report on the DNS and Internet Navigation

In light of the recent decision by the United States government to "maintain its historic role in authorizing changes or modifications to the authoritative root zone file" and ICANN's recent decisions to add more gTLDs (including .xxx), and to renew VeriSign as the .net registry, readers may be interested in the just-published report of the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation. ...a comprehensive policy-oriented examination of the Domain Name System in the broader context of Internet navigation. more

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DNSWhoisNew TLDsDomain NamesCybersecurityPolicy & RegulationInternet GovernanceMultilinguismICANN

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